2016 was the year of elite comeuppance

When virtually the entire elite class holds the values of large numbers of people in contempt, something important has been lost

2016 was the year of elite comeuppanceFrom Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, 2016 wasn’t a great year for elite policy-makers, pundits and prognosticators. Despite voluminous quantities of advising, lecturing, hectoring and finger-wagging, the hoi polloi persisted in making up their own minds. Because life is inherently unpredictable, even very smart and informed people can get it wrong sometimes. But…